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Having Taken A Walk With Our Wisdom, We May Now Be Inspired to Move Forward
Neptune represents the Divine Power of eternal and infinite connectedness, and rules the waves of life and the feelings we all learn to navigate through the fogs and uncertainties of life. It is the “Sea of Relatedness” we all swim in with each other. It goes stationary direct November 27. What does this hold for us?
Neptune’s exact direct station happens at 4:33 am PST, 12:33 pm GMT on November 27. As is the case with all the outer planets when they turn stationary direct or retrograde, it marks a major “sea change” in those invisible Spiritual transpersonal energies. We are all about to have a different but familiar Neptunian experience where we are shown anew the span Neptune has traversed since April 2018, where we have found a new inspiration and joined some sort of larger community of the Spirit.
The first part of the 2017, it moved from 10 Pisces to 15 Pisces, going stationary RX in June. It then retrograded back to 12 Pisces, where it went stationary direct. It remained in its “shadow zone” through early April 2018, after which it transited 16 and 17 Pisces. In late 2018 it retrograded back to 14 Pisces. In 2019 it moved forward to 19, and has retrograded back to 16, where it’s going direct. I offer a more detailed look at the various themes of this period in the section below on the long term shifts.
As Neptune has not been in this part of Pisces since 1854-1856, it would seem the collective consciousness is in a “Pre-civil war” state of mind. It was certainly a time of rampant imperialism and heavy handed rule of the wealthy. As most of that mental and emotional pollution was never cleaned up, no doubt some are experiencing that very strange collective field in its current form.
The span from 10-15 Pisces is where our sense of connectedness in Pisces is merged on an individual, intellectual, and spiritual level. Neptune fulfilled its transit of the first half of Pisces by March 2018, and then entered the second half of Pisces, shifting one keyword from “Federation” to “Perpetuation.” It’s been moving through the second decan of Pisces these past several years, and is about to enter the third decan.
The second part of Pisces has a Cancerian influence with a powerful Jupiter presence. This sector gives a sense of personal connection and caring to the Neptune in Pisces expression. The third part of Pisces has a Scorpionic influence with a powerful Mars presence. It is the last sector of the Whole Cycle of 360 degrees, where we eliminate and complete “the end of the end before the beginning.”
Neptune’s Stationary Direct Sabian Symbol
The symbol for the 16th degree of Pisces is "The flow of inspiration.” In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of "subjective source of strength around all manifestation,” “communion with accumulated race power,” and “deep, vibrant inspiration.”
In the Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree of "reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance,” where we are beginning to deal with something that enables us to perpetuate the enduring elements of whatever cycle is ending. He states “the inspiration, original and individual though it may be, is given a form which is conditioned by the cultural, social and religious background of the creative person,” who “merely records an answer to the needs of (their) time.”
He offers that we may be the creators, but the urge behind that creativity or inspiration “has arisen in the vast collective mind of Humanity.” He continues that this shows us the “need for concentration and at least inner quiet,” where we may “have faith in (our) own subjective strength.” He says this degree falls in the Span of Protection, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Perpetuation on the Actional-Physical level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of "the spiritual power which the development of civilization has brought to a point of practical potentiality,” which we draw on as we meet critical issues in our lives. He offers we have “illimitable resources in the world of reality,” and “maturity at root is a conscious and disciplined sensitiveness to these.”
He states we are ourselves as we put our “talents and skills to a real test, welcoming each new challenge to their competency.” He offers the keyword INGENUITY, and states that when operating positively, the degree is "exceptional capacity for meeting the unusual developments on every level of human experience.
Long Terms Shifts In Collective Consciousness
Neptune shows us the tides of collective lessons, and the themes coming forth from the collective unconscious. Where Neptune is transiting in our charts is where we’re tuned into the collective, for better or worse. Apart from these larger shades of the sea, the Sabian Symbol themes can be excellent clues about humanity’s larger issues and themes of ultimate relatedness. Try to imagine the collective “in-breathing and outbreathing” these larger themes across the years. We hit a threshold state at the SRX forward station, then review the themes of the previous degrees between the SRX and SD points in time.
The November 2016 SD 10 Pisces theme was “Mastery Moving Into A Testing Period.” This implies we were feeling a moving within the themes of the beginning of the second decan of Pisces involving an entrance into a new group energy and testing our skills and courage to get out of our own way so a higher Will could be focused within us.
The June 2017 SRX 15 Pisces threshold theme was “Rehearsal Before the Battle Where Appearances Give Way to Necessities.” We then re-traced the “atmospheres” of 15, 14, 13, and 12 Pisces, giving us a new look at how skilled we are in getting out of our way to focus a higher Will in a period of testing. So we were immersed in moving back and forth around 12-13 Pisces. (Neptune went SRX at 14 Pisces in June 1853).
The November 2017 12 Pisces SD theme was “We Have All Proved What We’re Qualified to Do in the Spiritual Field.” This grounded the testing in the collective field as a platform all of us have dealt with since 2016. (Neptune went SD at 11 Pisces in Nov 1853).
The June 2018 SRX 17 Pisces theme was “Participation in a Rebirth of Groups Assembling.” Early 2018 introduced us to the themes of 16 and 17 Pisces, while late 2018 we reviewed the themes of 17, 16, 15, and 14. So 2018 was about a “first look” at a new inspiration and our willingness to participate in some sort of group rebirth, presenting our best to our society. (Neptune went SRX at 16 Pisces in June 1854).
The November 2018 SD 14 Pisces theme was “Those Who Are Consecrated to a Sacred Work in the Spiritual Field Need Protective Shielding.” This anchored our protective “shields” to do our work in the world, and gave us yet another look at the themes of 14-17 Pisces, before entering into the unknown zone of 18-19, which are the new themes for 2019. (Neptune went SD at 13 Pisces in Jan 1855).
The June 2019 SRX 19 Pisces theme of “Taking A Walk With Our Wisdom.” was the threshold of this Summer, and since then we’ve reviewed the themes of 16, 17, 18, and 19 Pisces. From here we again move through this span from now through April 2020, when Neptune again moves into unknown zones, this time entering the third decan of Pisces. If you want to go back to see the future, please check out Astrology Sea Changes in June 2019 - Neptune is Stationary Retrograde at 19 Pisces. (Neptune went SRX at 19 Pisces in June 1855).
It’s now SD at 16 Pisces. It went SD at 16 Pisces in November 1855. It would seem the collective is partying like it’s 1855-1857 all over again!
So the tide has turned! We now move forward with a platform of a newer, deeper, “vibrant inspiration,” seeing our gifts and challenges as opportunities to have faith in ourselves as we meet “critical issues.” We can find new inner and outer resources, and develop new or refined talents and skills.
From now through March 2020, we’ll again revisit the themes of 16, 17, 18, and 19 Pisces which were discussed at the link above. Just after the March Equinox, Neptune will leave its shadow zone and move into the unknown zones of 20 and 21 Pisces, where it will go SRX in June. So for the next few weeks, continue to go inward for inspiration as you grow through your social and spiritual contacts. Soon you will again have to revise some ideas, and/or put yourself in front of a public. Continue to “walk with your wisdom,” knowing you will find some form of nourishment from your spiritual community between late March 2020 and February 2021.
As Uranus is still semisquare Neptune and will be until June 2020, keep learning navigational skills to move through the storms of the non-stop gear grind in the collective consciousness. This is “cutting, grinding, and polishing” us for future usefulness involving planets and sectors in our charts near 16-20 Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius, as well as 1-5 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
As all the inner planets are now closing their year cycles to Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, regard this period as a time of spiritual harvest for the year, preparing for the major transformational period coming over the next few months with the Great Compression in Capricorn between January and March 2020. All of these transits will bring quintiles, sextiles, and septiles to Neptune, so prepare for unique insights, specialized intuition and/or connectedness, and a lot of productivity these next few weeks!
If you want to know more about this long wave Neptune in Pisces sea scape, please take a new look at Neptune in Pisces – What to Expect. That article explores the nature of Neptune, what the Piscean field experience is all about, and has a lot of information you won’t find anywhere else.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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